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CP collaborations

During the CP pilot the IB recognized the value of building relationships with high quality career-related qualification providers in terms of

  • A common explanation to schools and students of the merits of the CP framework
  • A common explanation to further and higher education providers of the pathways for CP students and their recognition of relevant credit from both qualifications
  • A common approach to professional development of teachers

The IB has signed Memoranda of Understanding with four major providers of career-related programmes, each of whom is collaborating with the IB to support schools who wish to offer CP and to articulate the benefits of the combined offering to students and the range of higher and further education and ready-for-work pathways available to them.

These collaborations are with:

  • Pearson; for BTEC qualifications
    • Multi sector in UK, Africa, Europe and Middle East and Asia pacific
  • ifs School of Finance
    • Financial services in the UK
  • Project Lead The Way
    • STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in the USA
  • National Academies Foundation
    • Finance, IT, Hospitality, Engineering and Health care in USA


The IB is in discussion to extend this range of collaborations with more high quality career/vocational qualification providers.

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